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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162592
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Use of Registered Nurses as Advanced Life Support Field Providers
Abstract:
The Use of Registered Nurses as Advanced Life Support Field Providers
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:1995
Author:Bleecher, K.
P.I. Institution Name:York Hospital
Contact Address:, Etters, PA, USA
The purpose of this clinical project was to describe a program that utilizes Emergency Department Registered Nurses as crew members on a pre-hospital Advanced Life Support Unit. The program has been effect in a suburban hospital setting since 1980. The curriculum develops the emergency department registered nurse by providing additional education and training. The nurse is then teamed with a paramedic on the unit. It was found that by combining the background in extensive physiology and psychosocial interactions held by the registered nurse, along with the expertise the area of rescue, patient extrication and "street smarts" of the paramedic, a well rounded patient care team can be formed. The crew structure allows for continuity of patient care from the pre-hospital setting into the emergency department. It has also been a forum to pilot collaborative research. The process of responding to field emergencies is coordinated by the county 911 center. The unit responded to over 5500 dispatches in 1994. Samples of the type of 911 calls in which an Advanced Life Support Unit is dispatched include cardiac arrests, seizures, motor vehicle accidents with entrapment, childbirth with complications, automobile versus pedestrian accidents, and complications associated with diabetes. The results of implementing this type of crew structure include a promoted sense of professionalism and an increased sensitivity of both groups to the difficulties encountered in their respective settings. The team approach fosters considerable pre-hospital research that encompasses such topics as arterial blood gas versus pulse oximetry monitoring in the field, pre-hospital use of Succinylcholine as a pharmacologic adjunct to emergency intubation, pre-hospital cardiac pacing, and the use of Beta- agonists for respiratory failure in the field. [Clinical Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Use of Registered Nurses as Advanced Life Support Field Providersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162592-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Use of Registered Nurses as Advanced Life Support Field Providers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1995</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bleecher, K.</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">York Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Etters, PA, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">res@ena.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this clinical project was to describe a program that utilizes Emergency Department Registered Nurses as crew members on a pre-hospital Advanced Life Support Unit. The program has been effect in a suburban hospital setting since 1980. The curriculum develops the emergency department registered nurse by providing additional education and training. The nurse is then teamed with a paramedic on the unit. It was found that by combining the background in extensive physiology and psychosocial interactions held by the registered nurse, along with the expertise the area of rescue, patient extrication and &quot;street smarts&quot; of the paramedic, a well rounded patient care team can be formed. The crew structure allows for continuity of patient care from the pre-hospital setting into the emergency department. It has also been a forum to pilot collaborative research. The process of responding to field emergencies is coordinated by the county 911 center. The unit responded to over 5500 dispatches in 1994. Samples of the type of 911 calls in which an Advanced Life Support Unit is dispatched include cardiac arrests, seizures, motor vehicle accidents with entrapment, childbirth with complications, automobile versus pedestrian accidents, and complications associated with diabetes. The results of implementing this type of crew structure include a promoted sense of professionalism and an increased sensitivity of both groups to the difficulties encountered in their respective settings. The team approach fosters considerable pre-hospital research that encompasses such topics as arterial blood gas versus pulse oximetry monitoring in the field, pre-hospital use of Succinylcholine as a pharmacologic adjunct to emergency intubation, pre-hospital cardiac pacing, and the use of Beta- agonists for respiratory failure in the field. [Clinical Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:30:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:30:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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